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Annual quilt show in Kalona

Apr 22, 2013

KALONA — The 41st Annual Kalona Quilt Show, with more than 350 new and antique quilts on display, will be held the last weekend in April in the Kalona Community Center.

The exclusive show and sale runs 5-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is charged.

On display will be all the latest in quilt design and use of fabric, as well as antique quilts showing the history of the art of quilting and the timeless beauty of quilts. Many of the quilts are local Amish/Mennonite made, and all quilts in the show are hand quilted.

Wall hangings will be on display as well.

One block east of the Kalona Quilt Show is the Kalona Quilt and Textile Museum, housing one of the finest quilt collections and showing several new and different displays each year.

Kalona is located in the heart of an Amish community, which has influenced its rich quilting history.

The Kalona Quilt Show is sponsored by the Woodin Wheel and the Kalona Antique Co.

The city of Kalona has as Quilt Block Walking Tour featuring 42 six-foot quilt blocks done with pavers in the sidewalks throughout the downtown.

For information, call 319-656-2240 or email katie@woodinwheel.com.

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